NE Trade Winds
28 May 2010 | North of the Equator
The NE trades kicked in and I am now thrashing my way towards Hawaii. With the wind came waves and the house is tipping and spray flying, but the speeds are great and progress good so far.
The equatorial weather had to have to last laugh with a windless night and torrential rain. Eventually giving up on sailing, I took everything down and watched a movie. Yesterday morning delivered a blistering series of 30 knot squalls that eventually settled down to a blustery 20 knot northeasterly.
The trades should be a bit steadier with Hawaii a week or less away.